Electronic reporting with InspectARide allows us to send detailed inspections with photos to our customers in real time.
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Benefits of a digital inspection report:
Engine coolant plays a crucial role in maintaining the health of your car, especially in warmer weather. Be sure your vehicle has enough quality engine coolant in the system. Driving on low coolant levels can overheat your engine, which may lead to damage and pricey repairs.
The workings of an AC system in vehicles require regular attention and servicing.
As we use our vehicles' AC systems regularly, you may start picking up odours from the air vents inside your car. So it's always good to start the season with a fresh cabin filter and keep the AC system in recirculation mode to block outside odours.
Air Conditioning systems are susceptible to glitches and failures due to continual use. A defective air conditioning system can hamper the fuel economy of your vehicle. Replacing your air filter is one of the cheapest and most neglected services for better gas mileage and engine efficiency. So, on your next visit, inquire about your filters and other gas-saving services.
Batteries provide electricity to the electric starter motor to start the car. The alternator generates energy to feed the electrical system and charge the battery.
Is your engine having issues starting? This could mean a bad battery, a faulty alternator or another unassociated electrical problem. A popular sign of a draining battery is dimming or flickering interior lights.
A 12-volt car battery will generally last 3-5 years before it needs replacement.
Belts provide power to the moving parts that start, steer, heat, and cool our vehicles, such as the air conditioning compressor, the water pump and the alternator.
Hoses provide a fluid flow to where they need to be, such as gasoline from the gas tank to the engine or coolant to the heater core.
After some time, your belt and hoses will lose their capability to expand and contract; sooner or later, they will dry out and crack. An unexpected failure of these significant parts will result in costly repairs.
Do you hear any squealing, squeaking or worse, grinding sounds? Do you feel a vibration or pulsation through the brake pedal? These are common warning signs of brake problems which could mean that your brakes need to be serviced immediately.
Preventative maintenance is important, and your brakes are no exception; an excellent way to keep up is to have your brakes inspected at your following oil change and tire rotation service appointment.
If you notice your car's 'check engine light is on or your vehicle is showing signs of a problem such as stalling, rough idling, knocking, or pinging while accelerating, you should have your vehicle serviced.
Often, your vehicle's diagnostics system will identify an engine issue and cache the matching repair code, which we will access to determine the scope of your engine trouble.
Exhaust is the complete system, from the cylinder head to the tailpipe, including the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, muffler, pipes, and hardware that attach it to the frame.
The exhaust system ensures connecting pipes keep toxins and gas emissions from entering your vehicle and reduce the degree of exhaust noise from the engine.
Some signs of exhaust trouble:
Let us work with you to reduce the stress involved in keeping your fleet of vehicles on the road. We offer fleet maintenance and repair services to our customers.
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If you have performance issues, carbon buildup may be the cause. Common symptoms of carbon buildup include having trouble accelerating, a rough idle, hard starting, decreased fuel efficiency, and knocking or pinging sounds from your engine.
A fuel induction service can resolve all these issues and reduce harmful emissions.
Vehicle maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your vehicle but also prevents costly repairs down the line. Regular maintenance services your vehicle needs to run smoothly:
Ontario Tire provides all of the above services and more.
Safety inspections are in place to increase safety and ensure that when you’re driving, you are not putting yourself or others in danger. The assessment covers the minimum safety requirements for vehicles in Ontario.
There are different inspection variations depending on your vehicle, so bring your vehicle to us, and we will get you road ready!
The steering and suspension system requires a minimum of a yearly check to prevent significant repairs.
Have your vehicle serviced immediately whenever you feel signs of steering or suspension troubles, such as sounds coming from the wheel, difficulty turning the wheel, or you feel a vibration. Extended steering and suspension concerns could result in severe safety dangers.
We provide a full range of tire services, including tire repairs, rotations, installations, balancing, storage, and sales.
Visit our Tire Services Page for more information.
Do you smell something weird? Hear a strange sound? Do you see any suspicious fluids on your driveway? You may have an issue with your transmission.
Transmission problems require a high level of expertise to diagnose, don't wait until it is too late!
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All it can take is one big pothole! Wheels out of position affect your suspension system and steering, as well as uneven wear on the tires.
Pulling is one of the most common signs of an alignment problem. If you are driving on a straight, smooth road and your car pulls to one side without you turning the wheel, have your wheels properly lined up.
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